Available for all HONDA CRF 250R and 450R 2004-2019 and all 250/450 X models.
NOTE: 2019 is all new (2015-2018 calipers and brackets do not fit the 2019)
Beware that you can not use the 2004-2014 bracket on the 2015 & 2018 model as it will position the caliper 5mm too far out and could lead to a situation where you have no brakes!
Why upgrade your brakes? You can easily lock them up and slide / skid now right? That's the problem. Modern motocross bikes have very powerful brakes, however they don't offer much in the way of modulation or linear application. That is the ability to achieve maximum braking force without wheel lock up. As soon as the wheel locks up, you lose control or much worse! Power without control is why 4 strokes hook up and outperform 2 strokes. Your ability to modulate (control) the braking force is what makes for a great brake that you can put to maximum use. MOTO STUFF Bladetm brakes are the highest quality and absolute best performing brakes you can buy.
Team HONDA and the GEICO Factory Connection team have been winning titles with MOTO STUFF Bladetm Brakes for several years. They can run any brakes they want and they choose the MOTO STUFF Blade System as it provides ultimate performance and significantly improved durability, heat rejection and lasts 2-3 times longer than the competition. Wide modulation range, linear and consistent performance rapidly builds your trust in your brakes at the limit. Below are the main benefits you’ll enjoy with a MOTO STUFF BLADE SYSTEM that will improve your competitive edge!
- 36% increase in swept area and 18% increase in moment arm for dramatic improvement in braking power, control and modulation. (AKA The ability to develop maximum stopping power without locking up the brakes)
- Trick lightweight design of the Moto Stuff Blade System weighs only 544 grams (19.2 oz) and looks like nothing else on the market. Nearly a full pound lighter than inferior floating designs.The Blade system is 40% lighter than any other 280mm system. That is huge! Title winning teams spend thousands of dollars on Titanium axles and fasteners to shed 8-10 oz's off the front suspension. This is also unsprung and rotating weight, every pound of reduced unsprung weight is the equivalent of 3 pounds savings of sprung weight off the chassis. Reducing rotational mass also has a noticeable positive effect on turn in and overall handling.
- 280mm rotor laser cut and machined in heat-treated 400 series stainless steel for warp free performance and superior heat dissipation. Moto Stuff Blades typically last 2-3 times longer than the competition!
- Hi-strength 6061 billet aluminum bracket is hard anodized for a tough long lasting finish. Rotor material is compatible with all top quality aftermarket pads, we recommend stock pads or our AP Racing Pads for best performance.
- Easily installed in under 30 minutes with common hand tools
- 1 year warranty against defects in material or workmanship
|Beware that you can not use the 2004-2014 bracket on the 2015-2018 model as it will position the caliper 5mm too far out and could lead to a situation where you have no brakes! |
- MOTO STUFF 280mm Rotor
- MOTO STUFF "Superlight" Billet Mounting bracket
The biggest advantage of moving to a larger front disc is that it significantly improves control (modulation). The increased diameter reduces the on/off light switch feel of smaller brakes and allows the rider to apply more brake force at the edge without locking up the wheel. Plus we use a more expensive 410 stainless alloy that provides 3-4 times longer life and consistent linear performance under high heat loads. The stock rotors and all other aftermarket rotors are made of common 420 stainless. And our single piece Blade design is the lightest oversize kit available and is 30-50% lighter than other kits available. Lastly, the popular floating design found on many current MX bikes was originally developed for road racing bikes where you have a 400-500 lb bike, and high traction (pavement) which makes it possible to generate extreme amounts of heat very quickly. So to keep the rotor from warping under those conditions, the floating rivets allow the swept area of the rotor to expand and contract in diameter without warping. Plus road bikes have fixed calipers, so some float in the rotor is needed to allow for any mild warping or impact damage from road debris etc. We feel that floating rotor technology is misplaced on an MX bike as dirt, sand and water accumulate in the rivet surfaces causing rapid wear and play. This play is felt by the rider as inconsistent engagement in the brake system and you can often hear the metallic clicking under brake load when riding. All modern MX bikes have floating calipers designed to allow for .030" to .050" of rotor runout from impact damage without causing pulsing at the lever. There are a few top teams that use floating designs, but you'll also see the brake company at the races inspecting and replacing rivets and carriers when play develops. This requires some very expensive hydraulic press tools that are not available to the general public. GEICO HONDA has been using our Blade brakes for over 10 years.
MOTO STUFF Blade Braking System Installation Guide